255/40/17 tire rub on 69 camaro
I finally got a set of BFG G force G sport tires for my new rims. I have AR Hopsters 17x8 with 4.75bs and 235/45/17 up front and 17x9.5 with 5.5bs on the rear with a 255/40/17 BFG G force Gsport tire. I lowered my car with Hotckiss front and rear springs and I have a moser 12 bolt with drums out back. The rear tires look awfully close to to touching the outside quarters. I don't know how much the rear suspension compresses under normal driving, but the middle of the side wall looks like it might touch if the suspension compresses more than a 1 to 1.5 of an inch. There is more than a .5 inch clearance on the inside so I'm not worried about rubbing there. I realize that the only way to know is to drive the car, but its snowing and its parked for the winter so that will have to wait. Has anyone had to roll their fender lips when using the 255's? I took some pictures but I can't post them so I can email them.
1969 Camaro 350, Trickflow heads, ST-10 4spd, Hotchkis suspension, Baer SS brake kit, moser 12bolt